Special and Unusual Projects
I have done many projects not related to news or training, and following are a few examples:
- Writing interactive web-based CME on metastatic colorectal cancer and on age-related macular degeneration.
- Populating a consumer website on all cancers. This started with the understanding that patient engagement begins with the reader’s self-interest. The site included causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, staging, treatment, complications and recurrences, all written to the consumer level.
- Updating a book on Alzheimer’s disease for a major research university’s teaching hospital. This involved a great deal of original research and significant rewriting.
- Updating informational literature for the American Medical Association (AMA), directed at physicians, to promote healthy living in the areas of alcohol consumption, weight control, exercise, and smoking.
- Abstracting key sections of the First National Conference on Public Health Readiness, in the wake of 9/11, for the AMA and the CDC.
- Substantively editing the New York City Department of Health’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan.
- Co-authoring a 70-page white paper on tolerance to a specific anticonvulsant.
- Designing and carrying out an historical analysis of a contested package insert.
- Writing all content for a pharmaceutical company’s new international magazine, for two years.
- Writing a series of patient cases for a website on neurosurgery.